We present a widely tunable all-optical local oscillator (LO) scheme using two ultra-low noise, single cavity stabilized semiconductor lasers. Our all-optical LO with low phase noise and wide 4-32 GHz tuning range is readily extendable beyond 100 GHz for flexible optical down-conversion of RF signals.
|Original language||American English|
|Title of host publication||AVFOP 2019 - Avionics and Vehicle Fiber-Optics and Photonics Conference|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|State||Published - Nov 2019|
|Event||2019 IEEE Avionics and Vehicle Fiber-Optics and Photonics Conference, AVFOP 2019 - Arlington, United States|
Duration: 5 Nov 2019 → 6 Nov 2019
|Name||AVFOP 2019 - Avionics and Vehicle Fiber-Optics and Photonics Conference|
|Conference||2019 IEEE Avionics and Vehicle Fiber-Optics and Photonics Conference, AVFOP 2019|
|Period||5/11/19 → 6/11/19|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The authors acknowledge funding through Morton Photonics Air Force SBIR program #FA8650-15-C-1863 'Simultaneous RF Beamforming Phased Array Sensors through Wafer Scale Photonic Integration', and the OPEN 2018 Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), U.S. Department of Energy under Award Number DE-AR0001042 ARPA-E, and NIST.
© 2019 IEEE.
- Frequency locking
- Optical down-conversion
- Optical local oscillator
- RF photonics
- Reference cavity
- Ultra low noise laser